An affluent benefactor was coming out to speak to us and possibly participate in the restoration and preservation of an a couple of old locomotives we kept from being sold for scrap. The engines were in good shape. They actually were still operational, but only had value as either scrap or being used for some work around a train yard. I checked them over myself, and they were not being used to scavenge parts off of. We had the benefactor picked up at the airport in a nice toronto limo we had rented from a local company. They sent a professional driver. Our VIP was impressed and very grateful for the pleasant ride from the airport directly to our facility.
We had the driver wait to take him to the hotel after our tour and proposal. We had to work fast, because he was flying out in the morning. (more…)